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My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

...He was right to drop the Gas Reserve Tax. Gov. Walker inherited the TransCanada issue from the Gov.Sean Parnell's administration when a past Legislature approved SB138. The bill contained two parts: The heads agreement, which was to bring...
Report: Inadequate records kept of National Guard complaints

...National Guard said Monday she did not find an "overt coverup" of incidents between 2010 and 2014 by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration, but that there was "a very unfortunate lack of information sharing between the National Guard and the governor's...
State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

...emails covering the National Guard scandal, but they revealed little new information into how former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration handled the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.The state had initially released about 600 pages...
Walker replies to capital creep outcry

...making progress."Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Mike Hanley, a holdover from Parnell's administration, is a year-round Juneau resident. The governor's office has not yet released the names of the other commissioners...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Medicaid expansion has majority support, just not 'the majority'

...administration made its case.Opponents also point to a flawed claims payment system Xerox sold former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Under Parnell, the system paid out claims poorly, harming many medical providers. When the Walker administration...
Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...through a suit brought against former Gov. Sean Parnell by five Alaska same-sex couples will remain intact.Parnell's administration had appealed the October decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Gov. Bill Walker, whose administration...
State | Local
My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

...that amount. This all happened before oil prices fell by 50 percent. But even back then, former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration was projecting a $1.1 billion deficit. How did the Legislature decide it would be a prudent use of state...
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies"Hatter was deputy commissioner of aviation under Luiken from 2011 to 2014 during former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Luiken resigned from his commissioner post in 2012 to work for private consulting firm RLG International Consulting...
State | AK legislature
State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

...said during his campaign that his administration would review the state's appeal, which former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration initiated right after the October ruling.Same-sex couples are still able to get married in Alaska. If that...
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...just time to go again, and everything's fine."Kemp was one of three commissioners Walker held over from Parnell's administration. The others are the Department of Education and Early Development's Mike Hanley and the Department of Military...
State | Local | AK legislature


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